Joe Paterno's family said Friday it intends to appeal the National Collegiate Athletic Association's sanctions against Penn State University in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse scandal.
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is the new, independent athletics integrity monitor at Penn State, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Penn State's football team returns for a preseason workout Tuesday as it heads into its first season in decades without iconic head coach Joe Paterno, who passed away in January during the tempest of a sex abuse scandal.
Built into the by-laws of most sports Halls of Fame is something called a "character clause."
ESPN talk show hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg of "Mike & Mike" weigh in on Penn State's new sanctions from the NCAA.
When my phone rang just a few seconds after the NCAA sanctions were handed down Monday, I knew it was someone from Penn State calling, likely outraged that our beloved university was being punished so harshly. I've received these calls all week.
Penn State's legal battles continued Wednesday with the university's primary general liability insurer filing a motion claiming coverage should be denied because the administration failed to disclose what it knew about former coach Jerry Sandusky's behavior, according to legal documents.
Penn State's football future is hanging in the balance after the NCAA slapped the program with devastating penalties.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's sanctions will devastate Penn State football for years to come. They will also harm the university as a whole, with consequences felt not only in the athletic and budget departments, but probably in the development and admissions offices, too.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier said he never would have ignored accusations of child sex abuse on campus because, among other things, he "personally experienced massive and persistent abuse as a child," according to a letter he sent to the school's board of trustees.
Within 24 hours, Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State University came down and his record as the winningest coach at the top level of college football disappeared.
The NCAA president says Penn State's fines will help fund programs that serve the victims of child sexual abuse.
Penn State is removing the statue of Joe Paterno from outside the stadium.
The NCAA will not levy the so-called "death penalty" against Penn State, a source familiar with the case tells CNN, but there will be "significant, unprecedented penalties" that are "well beyond what has been done in the past."
Over the past couple of days, I've listened with mounting frustration as people debate whether Penn State University should remove from its campus the 900-pound bronze statue of Joe Paterno, its once-legendary football coach. It's as if, to the folks who demand action, taking away a metal JoePa would serve as another blow to the real JoePa; one last spear in the heart of the fallen hero who apparently looked elsewhere as Jerry Sandusky, his longtime assistant coach and friend, molested one child after another.
Steve Garban resigned Thursday from the Penn State Board of Trustees, becoming the first board member to step down following the release of a scathing report that found it was part of the failure that allowed a longtime sexual predator to prey on boys at the school.
Pressure is mounting on the Penn State Board of Trustees to tear down the statue of the late coach Joe Paterno.
The fate of a 900-pound statue of Joe Paterno remains unclear as the Penn State community debates the former head football coach's legacy in light of a recent report that said several Penn State officials helped empower Jerry Sandusky in sexually abusing minors.
It's still not clear what the future holds for Nittany Lions football after a child sex abuse scandal implicated top Penn State officials and placed a former assistant coach behind bars.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the son of Joe Paterno about the latest investigation into the Sandusky sex scandal.
After years and years of over-the-top stories attesting to the character, honor, integrity and moral fiber of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, we now know, after reading the 267-page Penn State internal report on child predator Jerry Sandusky, that Paterno was nothing more than a narcissistic, arrogant coward.
The day after an internal review blasted Penn State for its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that implicated top administrators, including the school's iconic head football coach, the board of trustees made it clear that a lucrative deal the university made with Joe Paterno that now benefits his estate will still stand.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh found in his report that Penn State "failed to protect children" victimized by Sandusky.
Sitting on the beach enjoying the final day of a perfect vacation with loved ones this week, I marveled at how beautiful life is. The fog rolling off the ocean a sight to cleanse the soul.
I remember attending a speech by Bob Woodward when I was a senior at Penn State. Woodward, then completing "Bush at War," his first of four inside-the-room books about the Bush administration, opened his lecture by thanking the audience for welcoming him to "Joe Paterno University."
Former FBI chief Louis Freeh finds that officials at Penn State failed to protect the victims of ex-coach Jerry Sandusky.
Here are excerpts from a press conference held Thursday by the Penn State Board of Trustees and a statement from the university about the internal review conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. The review looked at how the school handled allegations of child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky:
An extensive internal review of the debacle at Penn State that left a child sex abuser in place on campus for years forever casts a shadow over a heroic figure at the school: Joe Paterno.
Here are some key passages from a report on an internal Penn State review into how the school handled allegations of child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky:
Penn State's most powerful leaders showed "total and consistent disregard" for victims of child sex abuse and failed to protect children, according to the findings of a long-awaited internal review over how the university handled a scandal involving its former defensive coordinator.
Purported emails between Penn State officials raise questions about Paterno's influence in handling Sandusky sex abuse.
The long-awaited findings of an internal review into how Penn State University handled allegations of child sex abuse by a former assistant football coach are scheduled to be released Thursday morning.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier told investigators hired by the university that he was never informed of any incident involving Jerry Sandusky that described sexual abuse or criminality, Spanier's lawyers said Tuesday.
Attorney Lanny Davis tells CNN's Piers Morgan Jerry Sandusky does not reflect Penn State.
In a year marred with controversy and national notoriety, Penn State University alumni and boosters finally have something to smile about.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's investigation into possible wrongdoing at Penn State University appears to be examining football coach Joe Paterno's apparent preference for handling scandalous issues internally, and what role that may have played in a potential cover-up involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on e-mails between Penn State officials regarding Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse.
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno may have played a greater role than previously known in a decision made by university officials not to report a 2001 incident involving former coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in a locker room shower, according to e-mails written by university officials.
With convicted serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky behind bars, new questions are surfacing about what Penn State officials knew about a 2001 incident involving the former assistant football coach's encounter with a boy in the shower -- and whether they covered up the incident.
An lawyer for one of Jerry Sandusky's victims reacts to emails between Penn State officials on dealing with sex abuse.
The image of Jerry Sandusky, once emblazoned across a renowned bookstore mural near the Penn State campus, has been replaced -- a move that the artist says he'd been waiting to make until the end of a child sexual abuse trial that's still fresh in the minds of many.
Sandusky found guilty in 45 of 48 child sexual abuse charges. Now some allege there was a cover up at Penn State
Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will appeal his convictions on numerous counts of child sexual abuse, a member of his defense team says.
The jurors and victims who testified in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky received much praise in light of his conviction.
A jury convicted former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period, ending a painful chapter for victims and the Penn State community.
Reaction to Friday night's verdict at the child rape trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. A jury found him guilty of 45 charges and not guilty of three charges.
CNN's Jason Carroll takes a look at how attorneys for former Penn State Coach, Jerry Sandusky might approach the trial.
Seven women and five men have weighed the case of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape. The panel, many with Penn State ties, includes one retired professor and one current professor, two graduates, two employees and one current student.
Jerry Sandusky's attorney told reporters Tuesday to "stay tuned" to see if his client will testify in a child rape case that has upended Penn State University and its football program.
The ongoing playoff talks have dominated the Mailbag thus far this offseason, and now they're about to affect the publishing schedule. In an attempt to keep these columns from becoming outdated six hours later, you'll notice this one went up a day earlier than usual (Tuesday), in advance of Wednesday's BCS meeting in Chicago. Next week's (yes, we're going weekly now) will be pushed to Thursday in order to include any possible outcome of the June 26 presidential meeting. And the following week, we'll go back to Tuesday (July 3), albeit to beat the holiday.
Week 2 of testimony in the Jerry Sandusky trial began Monday. After five days of graphic and horrifying descriptions of alleged sexual abuse by a series of accusers as young as 10 or 11 at the time, Sandusky's attorneys will present their defense. Firsthand accounts last week from the courtroom in Bellefonte, Pa., were both riveting and heartbreaking, humanizing the young boys -- now grown men -- who sat before an audience and recounted the alleged atrocities that were first brought to light last fall in a chilling grand jury report.
Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of systemic sexual abuse of boys, are expected to begin presenting their client's case next week, when the high-profile trial resumes.
The man whose accusations of sexual abuse helped trigger a criminal investigation, upending the storied Penn State football program, said Tuesday that he stayed at Jerry Sandusky's house more than 100 times as a boy, where the former assistant football coach repeatedly sexually abused him.
Prosecutors say Gary Schultz, a former Penn State vice president who oversaw campus police, held a file that detailed alleged incidents pertinent to the investigation of former football coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces more than 50 counts involving sexual acts with 10 boys since 1994.
Here's the information we know about Victim 4, the first witness to testify in the Jerry Sandusky trial.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky routinely had a then-teenage boy perform oral sex on him while the two showered together on the school's campus and elsewhere, the alleged victim testified Monday.
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in the case of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape.
A jury of five men and seven women, along with four alternates, was chosen Wednesday in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape.
During the weeks Jerry Sandusky's trial unfolds in Centre County, Pennsylvania, 12 jurors and four alternates will be able to eat dinners with their families and sleep in their own beds.
Half the people selected to be jurors or alternates in the case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape, have ties to the university.
The judge overseeing former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse trial denied defense motions Friday to dismiss the charges in the case, clearing the way for opening statements in the trial on Monday.
The jury in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been picked.
CNN contributor Sara Ganim and CNN legal analyst share the latest on the Sandusky trial with John King.
Five men and four women have been selected to be jurors in the Pennsylvania trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on the Jerry Sandusky case on the eve of jury selection.
Jury selection in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape, is scheduled to start Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
Seven months after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was indicted for molesting and raping young boys, raising questions about the moral responsibility of school officials and of Joe Paterno, jury selection in Sandusky's trial begins on Tuesday. The former Penn State defensive coordinator faces 52 counts of felony and misdemeanor offenses. His trial is expected to begin on June 11 and last several weeks. If convicted of multiple felonies, the 68-year-old would almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison.
Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach for Penn State's football team who is now facing child rape charges, is set to go to trial next week after a Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied his attorneys' bid for a delay.
Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former Penn State coach now facing child rape charges, was in a Pennsylvania judge's chambers for a closed-door hearing Tuesday, Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau said.
A judge Monday denied a request to postpone the trial of a former Penn State assistant football coach on child sex assault charges.
Prosecutors have laid out more precise, graphic details in their case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach set to stand trial next month on allegations of sexually assaulting young victims over 14 years.
An attorney for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged last year with more than 50 counts involving sexual acts with minors, asked Wednesday for his client's June 5 trial to be delayed.
CNN contributor Sara Ganim reports authorities are looking into the use of federal funds connected to the Sandusky case.
Prosecutors say the alleged sexual assault of a boy observed by a former Penn State graduate assistant, a key witness in the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky, took place about a year earlier than what was originally alleged, causing defense lawyers for two former Penn State officials to argue that one of the charges should now be dropped.
New court documents filed by attorneys for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal, suggest that there are at least 17 accusers, a far higher number of alleged victims than the 10 detailed in the charges.
Penn State University has paid out $5.76 million to the estate of Joe Paterno, its heralded head football coach who lost his job as part of a spiraling sex abuse scandal involving one of his former assistants, a school athletic official said Thursday.
Friends, family and football players pay their respects to former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno.
Several weeks ago, Cedar Cliff (Pa.) High junior Adam Breneman received an email from a fan. Breneman was coming off a season in which he corralled 72 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns, and such messages came with the territory: Like it or not, Breneman had become a quasi celebrity. He was the nation's top-ranked tight end (and No. 22 overall prospect, according to Rivals.com), a premier pass-catcher in an imposing 6-foot-5 frame. His every move was tracked by legions of college football diehards.
Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting on Monday for their coverage of the spiraling Penn State sex abuse scandal.
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's attempts to dismiss the case against him, setting the stage for his trial in two months on a host of child sex abuse charges.
A Pennsylvania Superior Court judge postpones Sandusky's trial till June 5.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky briefly appeared in a Pennsylvania courtroom Thursday before the judge adjourned the hearing, saying that court decisions will be postponed because the grand jury investigation is still ongoing.
Prosecutors in the Penn State child rape case detailed 15 responses to a grand jury by a former university official and 23 responses by another that authorities allege constitute perjury, according to court documents.
The trial for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting several boys, has been postponed until June 5.
Years before Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sexual abuse, a psychologist told Penn State police in 1998 that the former assistant football coach acted the way a pedophile might.
It's fairly clear the federal investigation into Penn State University won't be a duplication of the grand jury probe that led to charges of more than 50 counts of child sex abuse against Jerry Sandusky.
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Penn State is working to provide information in response to a subpoena from a U.S. attorney related to Jerry Sandusky and others who have been caught up in the sexual abuse allegations involving the former football coach, a school spokeswoman said.
Pennsylvania's flagship university says it has run up nearly $3.2 million in combined legal, consultant, and public relation fees pertaining to the investigation of charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case asked Tuesday that jurors be selected from another county besides Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Sitting in a Pennsylvania courtroom last month, listening to how allegations of child molestation were handled by one of the nation's top college football programs, observers might have thought back on that old party game, Telephone.
In a Washington Post interview, the former Penn State coach says he felt inadequate to deal with the abuse allegations.
Mike McQueary told a grand jury what he saw during Jerry Sandusky's alleged encounter with a boy in a shower.
Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and boys being abused today, step out of the shadows and get the support they deserve.
The funeral procession carrying the remains of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno traveled Wednesday past Beaver Stadium, where he paced the sidelines for more than five decades.
Penn State students, alumni, players and supporters filed past the casket of Joe Paterno on Tuesday, paying their respects to the school's late legendary football coach.
Joe Paterno died Sunday. He was affectionately known as "JoePa" by generations of his players and football fans alike.